The Book of Names

Royce Leville

 
Strange situations, unsolvable problems, secret lives, redemption and revenge. Who are the people behind the names? Frankie, Pavel, Willard, Esmeralda, Milo, Shannon … these are just some of the stories in The Book of Names.
 
There’s a benevolent locksmith with keys to every lock in town. There’s a serial-killing vet who harvests his victims’ organs. A paediatrician battling her own imaginary friends. A group of men locked inside a container, stranded at a harbour somewhere. A performance artist who can open a bottle of champagne in an extraordinary way. And more. Royce Leville’s second book is a mesmerizing collection of the bizarre, the off-kilter, the strangely normal and the cleverly humorous.
 

Book Launch

Royce Leville reads ‘Marie’ from The Book of Names at the 2015 Rippple Wrap Party, Zum Elbblick, Hamburg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N1jVzVq6Ww

 

About the author

Royce Leville

Royce Leville’s debut novel, A Little Leg Work, won the fiction category of the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The Book of Names is his second book, and it won the Australia/NZ section of the 2015 IPPY awards.
 
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